Latest Tanzania News

Tanzania receives 1st batch of COVID-19 vaccines

Jul. 26, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania on Saturday received its first batch of 1 million Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines donated by the U.S. government. Tanzania had been among the few countries in Africa yet to receive vaccines or start inoculating its population,...

The Latest: Education Dept OKs Georgia plan for relief funds

Jul. 24, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA — The U.S. Department of Education approved Georgia’s plans to use $1.4 billion in federal coronavirus relief money. Federal officials already distributed two-thirds of the $4.2 billion that Georgia schools received under the American Rescue Plan, the relief...

UN experts: Africa became hardest hit by terrorism this year

Jul. 23, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Africa became the region hardest hit by terrorism in the first half of 2021 as the Islamic State and al-Qaida extremist groups and their affiliates spread their influence, boasting gains in supporters and territory and inflicting the greatest casualties, U.N. experts...

Main Tanzania opposition party says leader arrested, missing

Jul. 21, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania’s leading opposition party said Wednesday the whereabouts of its party leader Freeman Mbowe are unknown after police arrested him Tuesday while he met with 10 other officials. “We see this as a kidnapping,” CHADEMA secretary general...

After pandemic pause, one woman's crusade for kids resumes

Jul. 02, 2021 09:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After more than two decades beating the odds to obtain medical care for children injured in war and crises around the world, Elissa Montanti’s Global Medical Relief Fund was thwarted by COVID-19. The Dare to Dream House, the typically bustling boarding...

Spanish prize honors group empowering African girls, women

Jun. 16, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A consortium of non-profit groups that aims to reduce poverty in Africa through educating more girls and empowering women has won a Princess of Asturias award. The Campaign for Female Education, or CAMFED, was chosen in the International Aid category, a...

Leaders of Islamist group in Tanzania freed, charges dropped

Jun. 16, 2021 08:53 AM EDT

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania (AP) — Leaders of an Islamist group that advocated for independence for Tanzania’s semiautonomous region of Zanzibar have seen terrorism-related charges against them dropped, officials said Wednesday. The two top leaders of the civil society group...

Mine-sniffing rat Magawa ends years of hard work in Cambodia

Jun. 05, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — After five years of sniffing out land mines and unexploded ordnance in Cambodia, Magawa is retiring. The African giant pouched rat has been the most successful rodent trained and overseen by a Belgian nonprofit, APOPO, to find land mines and...

Renowned conservationist Jane Goodall wins Templeton Prize

May. 20, 2021 07:06 AM EDT

Jane Goodall, the conservationist renowned for her expertise on chimpanzees and her globe-spanning advocacy of environmental causes, was named Thursday as this year’s winner of the prestigious Templeton Prize, honoring individuals whose life’s work embodies a fusion of science and...

Tanzania experts suggest overhaul of COVID-19 denial policy

May. 17, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A special committee of health experts formed by Tanzania's new president on Monday recommended an overhaul of the country's approach to COVID-19, which until lately was to deny its existence. Soon after being sworn into office in March, President...